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211 Stirrup Rd
Auburn, NJ 08085
VP / Change Management, Financial Crimes Risk Management
23 years experience W2
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  • Member of the Alpha Epsilon Lambda Graduate Honors Society at Saint Joseph's University
  • Received formal training in i2 Analyst Notebook, Investigative Analysis software
  • 2004
  • 2010: Attended the annual i2 National Users Conference in Washington, D.C. which consisted of various seminars and hands on labs to broaden knowledge of the Analyst's Notebook software
  • Received a letter of commendation from a local law enforcement agency for assistance in obtaining evidence in a forged endorsement case, which led to the suspect's conviction
  • Recognized by Department Manager as one of the top training team members

VP / Change Management, Financial Crimes Risk Management
Oct 2019 - Oct 2019
  • Lead the design, coordination, and execution efforts for FCRM enhancement projects
  • Work with FCRM managers and team leaders to identify areas of change for each functional group assist with identifying and defining current and target state of processes
  • Hold discussions with key personnel to determine project feasibility, options, and completion timelines
  • Prepare presentation materials showcasing tactical and strategic plans for change management initiatives
Change Management Financial Crimes Project Management Risk Management
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Transaction Monitoring
Feb 2018 - Sep 2018
As part of the senior management team conducted interviews of candidates for various positions across FCRM including KYC, and Investigations analyst positions, and team lead positions to assist the department with building their Center of Excellence in Delaware *
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senior executives weekly
Apr 2018 - Jul 2018
Manage and maintain the staffing information for all of FCRM on a weekly basis update information with staff being onboarded and offboarded work with HR senior management and key stakeholders to ensure the projected headcount is on target distribute information
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VP / Compliance Officer / AMLCO
Jan 2015 - Dec 2017
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Jan 2016 - Dec 2017
  • Manage a team of Analysts within the AML FIU Cards unit which includes reviewing and approving investigators' case reports, supporting document files (e.g., Watch List search results, OFAC results, LexisNexis, and results from internal system searches, etc.), and case disposition recommendation Approve Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) and recommendations for relationship retention or termination
  • Responsible for communicating with internal and external entities, members of the business team, and other Citigroup AML monitoring units
  • Interact with AML Legal and Advisory on matters involving 314 (a), 314 (b), Subpoenas, NSL, etc.
  • Manage the case intake process, workflow analysis, and case distribution process for approximately 80 analysts within the AML FIU Cards unit
  • Identified and managed a portfolio of internal projects and process improvement initiatives
  • Mentor and provide training to junior staff members and contribute to staff's development plans
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AVP/ Senior Compliance Analyst
Jan 2016 - Jan 2016
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Information Technology
Jan 2015 - Jan 2016
Responsible for managing a caseload of investigations related to credit card AML and/or Terrorist Financing generated via the Case Management Tool (e.g. Mantas), Client On-boarding, transaction monitoring referrals, government sources, (e.g. Subpoenas, 314 (a), 314 (b)), and referrals from business partners
  • Performed analysis and research of customer's account activity as well as background and KYC information, and negative news, to identify unusual transaction patterns
  • Documented investigation findings and recommended customer relationship retention or dissolution drafted Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) to be reviewed by senior management and filed with FinCEN
  • Assisted in case intake process, including inputting all sensitive investigation referrals into the case management database (e.g. Actimize), communicated with all levels of analysts regarding referral information reported daily case metrics to senior management
  • Trained new analysts on system use and work flow, to include side-by-side training, and reported to management on the individual's progress
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Investigator II
Dec 2013 - Jan 2015
  • Responsible for reviewing AML Retail Bank alerts which populated within the Case Management database, and assessed whether illicit activity was present, including but not limited to case of high risk wires, rapid movement of funds, and cash structuring
  • Analyzed each alerted account's activity and customer profile, conducted research to determine the typical source of deposits and the destination of disbursements, and determined if the alerted account activity warranted further investigation drafted reports of the same information
  • Worked cases escalated for further investigation, including performing a detailed account analysis, gathering pertinent customer and suspect information, and drafting a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) to be filed with FinCEN
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Part-time Personal Trainer
Dec 2008 - Nov 2013
  • Responsible for performing club members' free monthly personal training session for both new and existing members this session consisted of filling out a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire with the member, performing a kinetic chain assessment, writing a full body workout utilizing the weight-training equipment, and walking the member through the workout promoted the sale of private training packages to all members
  • Created, recorded, and executed workouts with private training clients, while ensuring each client was appropriately challenged and progressed
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AVP / Investigative Analyst
Apr 2006 - Dec 2012
Corporate Security and Investigations
  • Assisted investigators to identify, disrupt, and with the assistance of law enforcement, dismantle criminal organizations targeting the bank
  • Gathered all pertinent case information related to the fraud analyzed financial transactions, employee activity logs, phone records, and suspect information, to determine links not previously identified utilized this information to create reports and crime analysis charts using the Analyst Notebook software program disseminated this information to bank investigators and law enforcement personnel
  • Worked several large loan fraud and organized counterfeit ring cases assembled suspect and transaction information, identified patterns and linked otherwise unrelated incidents created link/money flow charts utilized by federal and state agencies which resulted in the suspects pleading guilty to the criminal charges ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
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Studio Manager and Master Coach
Apr 2011 - Dec 2012
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of two Unite Fitness Cross Training studio locations, including preparing and managing training and staffing schedules, providing customer service, managing customer accounts and billing, recruiting, training, and managing staff, processing payroll, and promoting the company's business
  • Created and ran numerous group training workouts per week, which consisted of up to 20 members per class, while maintaining the workout specifications as provided by Unite Fitness to progress clients through the training cycle
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Mar 2005 - Mar 2006
  • Paralegal
  • Worked closely with attorneys specializing in corporate defense litigation and worker's compensation dealt most frequently with corporate defense asbestos claims
  • Prepared written reports that the attorneys used in determining how cases were handled drafted pleadings and motions tracked, compiled, and organized all critical documents and evidence for cases
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Guest Services Team Leader
Jun 1998 - Mar 2005
Cash Office Associate
  • In charge of all operations surrounding the checkout lanes, service desk, and cash office
  • Supervised up to 25 employees at one time wrote performance reviews and offered daily job coaching
  • Responsible for the security and processing of between $75,000 to $400,000 daily counted all cash taken in by the store each day prepared daily bank deposits worked closely with store security regarding theft and fraud issues
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Criminal Justice
SAINT JOSEPH'S UNIVERSITY Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 2005
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY Camden College of Arts and Sciences 2002
Change Management
Financial Crimes
Project Management
Risk Management